George Zimmerman To Spend At Least 23 More Days In Jail

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George Zimmerman has been given a new bond hearing, tentatively scheduled for June 29, reports CBS affiliate WKMG in Orlando. The former neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin will now sit in jail for at least a few more weeks.

Mark O’Mara, Zimmerman’s attorney, told WKMG he is preparing to file a new motion for the hearing.

Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder and has pleaded not guilty in the 17-year-old’s death, returned to custody on Sunday, two days after his $150,000 bond was revoked. Prosecutors argued Zimmerman and his wife misled a judge about how much money they had to put up for the bond.

At the initial bail hearing, Shellie Zimmerman testified that the couple had limited funds for bail because she was a full-time student and her husband wasn’t working. Prosecutors say Zimmerman actually had raised $135,000 in donations from a website he created.

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